Month Of Action Against Violent Crime In Milton Keynes Creates Early Intervention Knife Crime Education Opportunities With The Safety Centre Charity
This December there will be a month of action against violent crime in Milton Keynes, and the Safety Centre Charity, the region’s leading safety education charity, is thrilled to be supporting this initiative through their expertise in early intervention knife crime education. Working closely with Thames Valley Police, MK Council and MK Dons SET the Safety Centre will be providing education opportunities for young people and parents. Creating safe spaces to talk about the choices and consequences of being involved in knife crime through their early intervention knife crime programmes.
National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, image from Cheshire Live.
Thames Valley Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner have announced that the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, known as the Knife Angel will be coming to Milton Keynes at the end of the year as part of a month of action against violent crime this December. Based at the Stadium MK the monument was created by the British Ironwork Centre and designed by sculptor Alfie Bradley, made of over 100,000 knives. The knives were collected through a nationwide knife amnesty supported by police forces across the country and the Home Office. The monument was created to highlight the impact of knife crime on people, families and communities.
Opportunities For Open Communications About The Choices And Consequences Of Knife Crime
The Knife Angel provides an opportunity for the people of Milton Keynes, and the city’s visitors from further afield to talk about knife crime and knives, why people carry them and the life changing impact they can have. The Safety Centre Charity, the world’s first safety education charity was created to teach children, young people and adults how to stay safe in daily life. The charity’s pioneering education programme has developed as the risks we face in daily life have evolved. Visits to their education centre Hazard Alley now include early intervention knife crime education as well as early intervention knife crime outreach sessions in schools across the region. The centre which is Learning Outside the Classroom certified, has an exceptional education team who are trained to talk about knife crime and the choices and consequences of carrying weapons in a safe, age appropriate way. The education team is looking forward to sharing their expertise during the month of action this December.
Pioneering Safety Education
Sarah Surridge, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Safety Centre Charity said
‘As the world’s first safety education charity the Safety Centre are pioneers in safety education, including knife crime. As we adapt to the changing world we live in we’ve introduced early intervention knife crime education for all our year 5 and 6 visitors to our education centre in Kiln Farm Milton Keynes. This is in addition to our outreach programmes in schools delivering knife crime education to school students, talking about the choices young people have and the consequences of their choices, which are potentially far reaching and life changing. The Safety Centre is excited to be part of this important education opportunity with the Knife Angel coming to Milton Keynes and will be creating safe spaces for potentially life saving conversations about knife crime and it’s consequences. We look forward to working with Thames Valley Police, MK Council and MK Dons SET to deliver this vital education.’
Schools and community groups can book visits to the regions leading safety education charity by contacting the bookings team here. Find out more information about our outreach sessions in school for knife crime, drug and alcohol, online safety and emergency services sessions here. Call the office on 01908 263009 to find out more about our life saving learning.